Canon EOS 3D

There are rumors about a new model that will fit between the 5D and 1D Canon DSLRs. The specs are:

  • 16.7mp FF
  • 7.2 µm pixel pitch
  • DIGIC V
  • Small magnesium alloy body similar to the 5D2
  • The camera will be priced above the 5D2. Possibly in the $4000-$4500 range with the 1D Mark IV
  • Announcement for Photokina.
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  • Saiminyaku

    I don’t think it could be priced alongside the 1D series. The 1D series will either be cheaper or more expensive in this purely hypothetical situation that a EOS 3D does make face any time in our lives. My thoughts are that it will probably be cheaper and lack the speed of the 1D series, but have a faster FPS than the 5D series has been notorious for lacking in.

  • regular

    too little, too late.

  • mochapaulo

    “The camera will be priced above the 5D2. Possibly in the $4000-$4500 range with the 1D Mark IV”

    What a shock! But why I feel that it is 1Ds mark IV rather than what so called 3D?
    The price strategy of Canon seldom collides with other segments and clearly differential. $4000 – $4500 is what exactly 1Ds mark IV may sit in.
    But it also sounds strange that how can a camera equipped with less pixel than the last generation and single image processor push to such a high price. I don’t think it is good enough to be true.

  • deez

    Keep in mind the two rumors are combined. The CR3 source says there will be one. The Cr3 source never gives specs. The specs are from a different source, and he doesn’t specify how reliable that source is.

    • deez

      Oops, the Specs source is CR1. So quite unreliable information on the specs.

  • BONETTI

    This makes no Sense ar all. FAKE

  • T_life@me.com

    If that’s all the spec, hy would it be priced over the 5D Mark II?

  • dude

    nikon, your move.

    • WoutK89

      Rumor wise, or?

  • Anonymous

    seems interesting, but the high price kinda throws it off

  • peter

    just buy a 5d mark II

  • grumps

    Wait, a FF camera with less MP than the 5D2 but costing almost twice as much. Think…

    • http://fotografstuttgart.de Fotograf Stuttgart

      sure it makes sense, is worse but more expensive

    • Sky

      Number of megapixels doesn’t make the camera better or worse.

    • WoutK89

      maybe it will crack some high speed AF with very high fps? A real 1Dm3 in a small body?

  • loickeri

    There is a real need for a 1Ds Without that stupid grip, same thing for Nikon

  • regular

    coming back to this thread. I wonder if the rumor about a 3D body is not triggered by the close arrival of Nikon’s D800.

    Nikon’s D700 was close to be the must-have FF camera (for experts), only lacking resolution for certain needs.
    If the D800 is 18Mpx, then Canon must hurry and provide a competitor. 5Dii’s AF module is way too bad for moving subjects or low-light photos.

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